Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
Location: The airport is situated eight miles (12km) from
Time: Local time is GMT +12 (GMT +13 from the last
The two terminals (domestic and international) are joined to one
another and within walking distance of one another.
The Airport Flyer offers a public bus service to and from the
city centre. It costs NZ$7 and is a 30 minute journey. There is
also a door to door shuttle bus that travels to all areas within
Christchurch and costs NZ$15-20. Taxis go to the city centre for
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Maui rentals
Taxis are available from outside the domestic terminal or to the
left of customs in the international terminal. It takes 20 minutes
to get to the city centre and taxis charge between NZ$30 and NZ$40
for the trip.
There are shops, bars and restaurants, banks, ATMs and bureaux
de change at the airport. Other facilities include left luggage
(NZ$5 to 8/day), mobile and sim rental, showers, a business centre,
a post office, and a hotel reservations desk. Disabled facilities
are good, those with special needs should inform their travel agent
or airline in advance.
There is covered and uncovered parking available at varying
rates. Short-term parking is NZ$5 per hour up to NZ$25 per day, and
long-term parking has similar charges with a weekly maximum of
There are a couple of hotels located within walking distance of
the terminal buildings.
Departure Tax: Airport tax is NZ$25, except for children 12 years